Christopher Kimbrough lives in the East End of Newburgh, an especially dangerous part of the city.

Christopher Kimbrough lives in the East End of Newburgh, an especially dangerous part of the city. When considering his family’s current apartment, on the third floor of the building, he and his wife judged its height to be a benefit, despite the walk up with their five children—the chances of a stray bullet flying through such a high window are remote. But what the 26-year-old Newburgh native is now more concerned about is the apartment’s lack of fire escapes. (Fire escapes are not legally mandated in Newburgh.) Neighbors have told Kimbrough that there was a fire caused by the building’s faulty wiring a few years back, and he figures that, should a conflagration block access to the building’s lone stairwell, the family would be left with only one option: jumping three feet to the neighbor’s roof. “Through my bedroom window, there’s another apartment building where they have a landing,” says Kimbrough. “Worst case scenario, that would be what we would have to try to get to—the building next door.” Kimbrough is a tenant of John Boubaris, one of the biggest landlords in Newburgh. As the owner of nearly three dozen local properties with a track record of problems, Boubaris is also ...

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